Best Stays Clear Of 'Twitter'

29 July 2011 10:37
Leon Best says he READS Twitter, but won't be drawn into the controversy that has landed Jose Enrique and Joey Barton into trouble with Mike Ashley. Leon Best: "Of course I want to stay at Newcastle, I have always said that. “Definitely. I went to see the manager as soon as I got back from holiday.“He told me that what was in the papers wasn’t anything to do with him or the club. There was a lot of stuff out there, but it was just paper talk.“I know what I have to do. I just need to get match-fit and stay injury-free.“Nothing’s changed – new strikers will come in, and that’s healthy competition.“Successful teams have strikers fighting for a place. Scoring at St James’s Park’s a great buzz, and I hope to continue that this season.“When I do see things in the paper that I know aren’t true, I just think of the feedback from the fans.“It is unbelievable. Simmo (Danny Simpson) and Jose (Enrique) tell me what people are saying on Twitter, and I can look for myself on the internet.“It just makes me try even harder on the pitch. Knowing that the fans want me to have another chance is what I need.“With what happened last season I think I deserve one from my own personal view.“Twitter’s a strong tool, but growing up I always said the wrong things, so I’ll stay away from it. I’ll leave that for the other lads.”